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Semirra Bayan, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Laryngeal surgeon Semirra Bayan, MD, provides comprehensive treatment for disorders of the vocal cords. Dr. Bayan specializes in early glottic (vocal cord) cancer and pre-cancerous vocal cord lesions, vocal cord papilloma, vocal cord paralysis, voice disorders, and laryngeal stenosis. She also works with performers and professional vocalists.

Dr. Bayan is an expert in using an innovative laser procedure (KTP laser) to treat early vocal cord cancers while preserving nearby healthy tissue and potentially avoiding the need for standard radiation therapy. She also uses the laser as a voice preserving treatment for vocal cord papilloma. She performs many office-based procedures for papilloma, vocal cord paralysis, and vocal cord dysplasia.

In addition to her clinical practice, her scholarly work has focused on advancing care of patients in laryngology through evaluating outcomes in airway management and chronic upper airway obstruction.

Practice Locations

University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Medicine Center
for Advanced Care at Orland Park

14290 S. La Grange Rd. 
Orland Park, IL 60462

Year Started Practice


Board Certification


Medical School

University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA

Internship and Residency

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City


Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation, Boston
(Laryngeal surgery)

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6690

Office Fax

(773) 702-6809

Office Postal Address

Semirra Bayan, MD
University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 1035
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Early glottic (vocal cord) cancer
  • Vocal cord dysplasia
  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Voice disorders
  • Performing and professional voice
  • Laryngeal papilloma
  • Laryngeal stenosis
  • Spasmodic dysphonia

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Bayan's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.